to you, there is no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than congress, either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling, or, exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling, because this is about paying your bills. everybody, everybody here understands this. this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and, then, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't, now, if congress wants to have a debate maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine.